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View Poll Results: Are there any E85 fuel stations near you?
Yes 24 35.29%
No 40 58.82%
What's E85 fuel? 4 5.88%
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Are there any E85 fuel stations near you?

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Ahh, but just because it's produced locally doesn't mean it's distributed locally. I've interviewed with two Oil companies in the past (Marathon and SunOil) who both have refineries within 45 minutes of my house (as do BP and I think Shell). I had asked the guys at SunOil about their control on gas prices since it was expensive here even with a bunch of local refineries. And they stated something along the lines of the Oil they refine here in Ohio goes out West to the Plains States, and the Oil they refine out there comes this way. I think it had to do with keeping gas prices somewhat level across the country.

But yeah, I do agree that USA (or even North American) processed fuel would be a lot more appealing than foreign oil. But I'm not willing to switch just to have to go fill up every week (or less) when I'm currently filling up every week-and-a-half to two weeks. It's just a psychological thing for me. I feel that I spend less, when I spend less often. And knowing that i'll be spending more often is a deterant to change.
Could be, I don't really know. Ethanol is likely sold close to where it's processed because shipping it long distances is expensive and difficult.
I've read that Sunoco was a good place to buy gas because they buy no oil from the middle east.

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